Aaron Nola demonstrated one way to solve a bullpen problem, going 8 2/3 innings before allowing a solo homer to Austin Riley. Nola departed in favor of Ranger Suarez, who struck out Dansby Swanson to pick up his 4th save. Nola allowed 4 hits, no walks, and struck out 9 on 116 pitches. Riley added 2 doubles in addition to the homer.
Toussaint went toe to toe with Nola, allowing 5 hits and no walks in 7 innings, and striking out 10. Touki’s stuff was absolutely filthy. I wish I had a clip I could show you of strike 2 on Andrew McCutchen in the 6th. McCutchen swung and missed a fastball that ran in at his knees so far, that Kevan Smith had to backhand it just to catch it. Smith was literally shaking his head in amazement after that pitch.
Let’s see, what else happened? No, that’s about it.
The Phillies earn a split of the 4 game set, and the Braves head to New York Monday for a double header against the Mets. Kyle Muller and Marcus Stroman are scheduled for the first game at 5:10; Bryse Wilson and Tobe Determined for game 2.